Worldwide patterns of bird colouration on islands.

@article{Doutrelant2016WorldwidePO,
  title={Worldwide patterns of bird colouration on islands.},
  author={Claire Doutrelant and Matthieu Paquet and Julien P. Renoult and Arnaud Gr{\'e}goire and Pierre-andr{\'e} Crochet and Rita Covas},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          537-45
        }
}
Island environments share distinctive characteristics that offer unique opportunities to investigate parallel evolution. Previous research has produced evidence of an island syndrome for morphological traits, life-history strategies and ecological niches, but little is known about the response to insularity of other important traits such as animal signals. Here, we tested whether birds' plumage colouration is part of the island syndrome. We analysed with spectrophotometry the colouration of 116… CONTINUE READING
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